On the 28th of February at Domain stadium in Perth, Western Australia, one of the biggest sold out concert WA has ever seen, Grammy award winner and British female artist Adele played in a stadium for the first time.
Set List :
One and Only
I’ll Be Waiting
Rumour has It
Water Under the Bridge
I miss you
Don’t you remember
Make you feel My love ( Bob Dylan cover )
Send My love ( To your new Lover)
Take it all
Set fire to the Rain
When we were young
Rolling in the Deep
Someone Like you
My friend, her mother and I arrived at the concert, but before we could even get in through gate 19, there was a long queue. I don’t think Domain stadium staff were very organised when it came to people lining up. No one knew where to go so we all just followed the crowd. The only place that was organised was getting into the venue even then it was a nightmare getting to your seats. Having only one way to get into seats that were half way down the row is just a bit ridiculous for a stadium. It was just a bit squishy but we made it to our uncomfortable seats.
We were seated and waited until 8pm for the show to start, even though it said it would start at 7.30pm sharp.
The stage was set out as a circle stage with a 360 degree screen that went up when she arrived. The screen started off with her eyes closed,
then as the music started and she started to sing “Hello” the eyes on the screen opened.
The whole crowd was singing along and just blown away from the first minute of the concert.
The 2nd song she sung was Hometown Glory, while she was singing she had visions of London and then Perth’s famous place like Cottesloe, Fremantle just to name a few.
She sung some of her well known songs from 21 and 25 album. She did a little tribute to George Michael with photos of him going through one of her songs. She also did a Bob Dylan cover “Make you feel my love” which she has covered on one of her albums.
Skyfall the song she wrote for the James Bond movie, she brought on a men’s choir and it just gave it that little special touch to it. Her voice even though she didn’t go as low as she did when the song came out due to her being pregnant last time, she still did a great job of it.
Half way through the concert Adele brought on Freminem a drag queen who impersonates Adele for a living. He serenaded her with one of Adele’s own songs “Rumour has it”, he wasn’t a bad singer this guy. It’s a good thing a known and big artists Adele doesn’t care what you are, just as long as you love her music that’s all she cares about. She also sung as well as the crowd “Happy Birthday” to a lucky British fan, what a night for that fan.
By this point the crowd were all blown away with her voice, and performance. It just shows you that you don’t always need dancers, or people strutting about on stage. The voice is the one thing that can carry you when you have such a powerful voice and a great singer. One of the best I’ve seen so far. She made the crowd laugh with some of the stuff she said, she is one funny women.
All through the show she had confetti going off in some of her songs, as well as smoke machines going off with the beat of certain songs. She had one break but even then it was only for 5 or 10 minutes. She was on by herself for 2 hours which only some real artists can do without any support acts.
Her last song was “Someone like you” and what an end to the performance. The whole show was a spectacular performance. I cannot fault it, it was the best show I’ve ever seen in my life, for women to go for that long, without any costume change, or to even have no support act it’s just something special. She knows how to put on a show with just her voice, and to get all ages from 11 years of age to even people in their 70’s. She takes all ages even though some of her music is probably not really related for the younger generation, they still loved her music and voice. I was happy that she writes her own songs as well, she pretty much has the whole package.
This gig I give Adele 10/10 if she ever comes to your city don’t miss her, go see her because you won’t be disappointed.